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Video-Game Localisation Professionals: Training the “Bridge” between Markets

Video games have been around for 70 years and, during this time, the video game industry has evolved and reached limits that not even the creators of the first game could have imagined, but also it has moved masses of fans and it has unleashed passions only compared to those risen with the most-followed sport in the world: football.  More...

Published: Apr 27, 2016 1:02:00 PM

Translation and minute-writing in an international scientific research organisation

Mr John Pym – CERN Translation and Minutes Service More...

Published: Mar 4, 2016 3:23:01 PM

Christina Schäffner, Professor Emeritus – Aston University, Birmingham

Most of the research into metaphors and translation within the discipline of Translation Studies has been text-based, and thus product-oriented. The text shows us the result of very complex cognitive processes, but if we have only the translation product available for analysis, we cannot retrace the actual pathways of the translator’s decision-making procedures. More...

Published: Feb 18, 2016 1:48:00 PM

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Video-Game Localisation Professionals: Training the “Bridge” between Markets

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Start: May 4, 2016 4:00:00 PM
End: May 4, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Video games have been around for 70 years and, during this time, the video game industry has evolved and reached limits that not even the creators of the first game could have imagined, but also it has moved masses of fans and it has unleashed passions only compared to those risen with the most-followed sport in the world: football. 

Translation and minute-writing in an international scientific research organisation

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Start: Mar 9, 2016 4:00:00 PM
End: Mar 9, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Mr John Pym – CERN Translation and Minutes Service

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Christina Schäffner, Professor Emeritus – Aston University, Birmingham

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Start: Feb 24, 2016 4:00:00 PM
End: Feb 24, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Metaphors and cognitive load: The case of interpreting

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Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audiovisual Translation Conference

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Conference Poster

Prof. Jorge Diaz-Cintas will be one of the keynote speakers at the Linguistic and Cultural Representation in Audiovisual Translation Conference in Rome, 11-13 February 2016.

Subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing

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Start: Feb 10, 2016 4:00:00 PM
End: Feb 10, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Professor Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield

"Keep your distance?” Video-mediated interpreting – state of the art and future prospects

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Start: Jan 27, 2016 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 27, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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Over the past two decades, videoconferencing has established itself as a tool for real-time communication between participants at two or more sites. This has also led to alternative methods of delivering interpreting services, which can be summarised under the term of ‘video-mediated interpreting’. Typical configurations include ‘remote interpreting’ via video link, whereby the interpreter is physically separated from the main participants, and ‘videoconference interpreting’, where the main participants themselves are located at different sites and the interpreter works at one of the sites or from a separate site.

Global cover versions: translations and linguistic remakes of popular songs

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Start: Jan 13, 2016 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 13, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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The talk will focus on global cover versions, i.e. cover versions of songs which are sung in a different language than the original. These songs coalesce into a phenomenon which seems to fall between the cracks of academic disciplines. Neither popular music studies nor translation studies seems willing to own it fully as worthy of study, despite its prevalence as a means of contemporary intercultural import/export.

Audiovisual Translation in the Digital Age - The Italian Fansubbing Phenomenon

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Start: Dec 9, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Dec 9, 2015 5:00:00 PM

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This talk on fan translation focuses on Italian fansubbing, a vibrant cultural and social phenomenon which will be described from its inception in 2005 to today. It will explore far-reaching issues related to fansubbing and crowdsourcing, highlighting in particular the benefits and drawbacks of Web 2.0. The profound transformations brought about by the democratization of the media will be analysed in depth along with a wide range of other changes that have considerably affected the field of audiovisual translation, the status of professional translators, and the TV and cinema industry in general during the last decade. The fansubbing machine at work will also be described, explaining the fansubbers' philosophy, their workflow and guidelines, as well as presenting a set of case studies based on the TV shows Lost and Californication.

Can translation help eradicate poverty?

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Start: Nov 25, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Nov 25, 2015 5:00:00 PM

In this talk, Alberto Sanz Martins, head of the Translations Team at Oxfam Great Britain, will explore the linguistic needs of a large INGO.

Between the Covers

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Start: Oct 28, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 28, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Ros Schwartz will talk about the nuts and bolts of literary translation with reference to concrete examples from her own work, in particular retranslating classics. 

Je suis Saleem. Solidarity, Translation and Postcolonial Literature in Polish

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Start: Oct 14, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 14, 2015 5:00:00 PM

If solidarity is about uniting people despite the differences of country, class, creed or language, then what role does translation have to play? 

Dr Victoria Solomonidis on Radio 4

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Earphones

Dr Victoria Solomonidis, Teaching Fellow at CenTraS, discusses Melina Mercouri with Maggie Ayre on Radio 4's programme, Great Lives:

Dr Jorge Díaz-Cintas receives an award

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Start: May 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM
End: Aug 13, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Jorge Diaz-Cintas

Dr Jorge Diaz-Cintas has received an award by the Spanish Association of Audiovisual Translators.

Trommons Conference '14: Language for the rest of us.

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Start: Nov 3, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Nov 4, 2014 5:00:00 PM

CenTraS Seminars: The language of interlingual subtitles

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Start: May 5, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: May 5, 2015 5:00:00 PM

CenTras Seminars: The art of譯(yì)

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Start: Feb 10, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Feb 10, 2015 5:00:00 PM

CenTraS Seminars: Corpora in Translation Practice

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Start: Jan 27, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 27, 2015 4:00:00 PM

CenTraS Seminars: Towards a micro-history of translators and translation. Speaker: Prof. Jeremy Munday

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Start: Jan 13, 2015 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 13, 2015 5:00:00 PM

CenTraS Seminars: Film musicals in translation: textual choices for the song episodes

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Start: Dec 3, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Dec 3, 2014 5:00:00 PM

CenTraS Seminars: Queer affective translations in activist movements. Speaker: Michela Baldo

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Start: Nov 19, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Nov 19, 2014 5:00:00 PM

CenTraS Seminars: Translation at the cross-roads; time for the transcreational turn?

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Start: Oct 22, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 22, 2014 5:00:00 PM

IV International Conference Translating Voices, Translating Regions, Conference Series

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Start: Oct 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

*** NEW Venue *** University College London, UK

Dates: 3 –4 October 2014

CenTraS Seminars: Marketing Translated Literature: Translation As Armchair Travelling

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Start: Mar 4, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Gabriela Saldanha, Birmingham University

CenTraS Seminars: The Challenge of Video Game Localisation

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Start: May 6, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: May 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Dr Miguel Bernal-Merino, Roehampton University, London

CenTraS Seminars: Machine Translation

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Start: Mar 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Mar 18, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Bogdan Babych, Leeds University

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